Ann Cooper: Creating the School Lunch Revolution

BRINGING FRESH, WHOLE FOODS TO BERKELEY’S SCHOOLS

How long have we known that most school lunches are high in fat and sugar and low in fresh vegetables?  Just about forever.  Fortunately, in recent years a few pioneers have been working to turn that around. In this  20-  minute TED video,  Culinary Institute of America graduate, chef and author Ann Cooper talks about a program to bring nutritious cooked-from-scratch meals into  the lunchrooms of Berkeley’s Public Schools, where she was  Director of  Nutrition Services. Berkeley’s food education program, possibly the most comprehensive in the country, includes gardening and cooking classes beginning in pre-school.

If you’re  not familiar with them, the TED talks are a great free online resource, well-worth investigating.

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